Leading consulting, technology, and business process outsourcing services company Cognizant on Thursday announced that it had crossed the one lakh-employee mark.

Its 100,000th employee was hired in the U.S. as part of the company's financial services segment.

Cognizant continues to hire talent across North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Australia, the company says in a release.

The company, to commemorate this milestone, will plant one lakh trees around the world to individually honour each of its employees and to support the cause of a greener environment, says the release.

“We had 175 employees in 1994 and are proud to have grown to 100,000 in just 16 years,” said Francisco D'Souza, President and Chief Executive Officer at Cognizant.

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